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It's a beautiful crisp clear morning up here at Timberline! We've got a wonderful 7" of new snow out there. Don't be the one who misses out, come on up to the mountain! We will be open today from 9am to 10pm.
Palmer Cat Skiing is available SATURDAY and SUNDAY (weather permitting) and is complimentary with your purchased ticket.

February 26th
The 7th Annual Timberline Classic Series open to all ages and ability levels, snowboarders and skiers. Timberline joins forces with USASA to offer athletes the opportunity to compete on the USASA level. Non-USASA members are more then welcome to competefor 20 dollars extra. Helmets are required. The event is limited to 100 riders, for details call 503-622-0754.
March 3rd, 4th & 5th OISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS For the second year in a row Timberline will host the OISA State Championship. Oregon's top high school snowboarders will compete for bragging rights in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Boardercross. Come watch the best high school snowbarders battle it out on our slopes.

ST Moritz
Nordic Walking Treff St. Moritz - jeden Freitag!
Nordic Walking für jedermann/jedefrau: kostenlos, ohne Voranmeldung. Treffpunkt um 1400 Uhr vor dem INN Sport in St. Moritz-Bad. 24.02.2006 17.00 Uhr Skeleton: Nachtrennen
24.02.2006 17.20 Uhr 2er-Bob: Nachtrennen St. Moritz Balloon Days - Pilotanlass vom 5. - 8. März
What makes St.Moritz so fascinating? The Alpen diva’s attractiveness is undiminished. Last summer, over 20 cranes in the village were proof of an incredible constuction boom. Everyone wants to get the last apartment – preferably with Norman’s signature and a view of the lake.

A path is being beaten to her door and St.Moritz is getting a total makeover after 150 years. However, the old lady is as lively, healthy and desirable as ever. St.Moritz is sexy and exuberant. There’s always something going on - glamour and gossip for the media. St.Moritz is also intense, elegant and ahead of its time St Moritz

Ischgl - Austria

Freeride inferno again before a difficult decision - to change of date to 08 April 2006! Differently than on the secured and prepared runways, which particularly warm up and with less frosty conditions to winter friends the hearts, the hidden gutters and slopes, which should form the heart of the distance, are pulled by the mild temperatures in. Good conditions off the secured runway area attract daily Backcountry drivers and individualists, extreme running A là "Frejn's Freeride inferno" required however not only the participants an optimal condition off... With the common view of the appointment calendar - Ischgl waits this year among other things still with would skirt-ferment Pink up - one decided on a premature Osternestsuchen behind shrubs and tree on 08 April. To hope it remains then only that the springful snow masses swallow neither nest nor Boarder!
Ischgl - Austria

Garmisch _Germany
Wintersports Friday, 24.02.2006, 10:00 Uhr Ski race Ski race for guests. Information: Skischool Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tel. 08821/4931 Place of Event: Hausberg, Trögllifthang, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Friday, 24.02.2006,
12:00 Uhr Ski race
International ski race for guests. Infos: Ski & More 3, Tel. 08821/58300, 1496 Place of Event: Hausberg - Kreuzwankl II

17:00 Uhr Evening tobogganing
We are happy to offer the evening tobogganing once again. On Wednesdays and Fridays the Hausbergbahn will run until 08.00 p.m. for tobogganers. The Bayernhaus will serve Gluehwein on the terrace. Inside of the guesthouse food and drinks are served in a cosy atmosphere with bavarian live music! Place of Event: Hausberg-Rodelstrecke

Until late spring, the glacier skiing region atop the Zugspitze attracts alpine-skiers, snowboarders, carvers, and freestylers, who also appreciate the traditional and safe descents on artificial snow. Beyond the well-maintained ski slopes, however, the Zugspitze region is a veritable El Dorado for deep-snow enthusiasts.
As in the past, the skiing season kicks off with the Viva Winter Fun-Festival in November 2004, a weekend filled with fun and action. Just in time for this year's season opening will be the inaugural run of the new 6-chair ski-lift "Sonnenkar" which is expected to be lifting skier’s comfort levels to new heights as well!
Whether beginner or racing expert, you are sure to find your favorite ski slope. There are a total of 118 kms (73 miles) of downhill runs of all difficulty levels, including the world famous "Kandahar", Germany’s only downhill run with a "World Cup License." 70 Years of Olympic Flair: the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Turn back the reels of time: 70 years ago, the whole world had its eyes on Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Between February 6 and 16, 1936, the Olympic Winter Games were carried out at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. That makes the market-town community the only place in all of Germany that once boasted the world famous winter Olympic rings. For those interested in taking a historic walking tour through the Olympic setting, a map is available under the name of "Erlebnistour-Olympia". Follow the special route beginning at the Olympic Ski Stadium at the base of the Gudiberg Mountain and ending at the finish line of the downhill slope. The bob-sleigh track – only recently reclaimed – is one of the interesting stations on this tour including the Olympic Ice Stadium and Lake Reissersee. The map also includes information about each of the Olympic arenas. More than 650,000 people visited Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936 to cheer on the 755 athletes from 28 countries. The winter metropolis bustled with competitions on the ski jumps, slopes, ice rinks and tracks – the best athletes in the world battling for the coveted medals. In the Ski Stadium alone, more than 130,000 spectators flocked to watch the dare-devil athletes racing down the ski jump, flying through the crisp winter air and landing into the snow white field of the arena Garmisch Partenkirschen -Germany


The Sapient-Showcase Showdown is set to go off February 24-25, 2006 with a new format dubbed "Pipestyle." The Pipestyle will incorporate tombstones, rails, boxes and spines into Whistler Blackcomb's Super Night Pipe, creating a whole new style of halfpipe competition.
Sapient has signed on as the headline sponsor and will provide $25,000 in cash prizing. Additional event sponsors Anon, RED, Option, Vans, Salomon-Bonfire and 32 will contribute over $15,000 in prizing as well. Registration for the event is now open and there are 75 spots available to athletes. This event promises to be the most innovative, entertaining and unique rider-driven snowboard competition of the season. Register over the phone at 1.800.766.0449, in person at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations location or by e-mail to: sshowdown@intrawest.com
Feb -
23 Kokanee Valley Race Series 24-25 Showcase Showdown 25 Simple Plan concert in the Village Square 26 Torino Olympics: (5am) Men's Gold Medal Hockey in the Village Square 26 VANOC Street Hockey Final
Here's a brief overview: Greatest vertical/usable terrain for skiing/riding and other winter sports in North America.
Consistently ranked in the top 5 for North American resorts selected by industry magazines such as SKI, SKIING, Powder, TransWorld Snowboarding and more.
Best parks & pipes in North America.
Largest above tree line terrain and bowls in North America.
Long ski season with spring skiing and riding until mid-June.
Amazing BC après ski and nightlife.
World class shopping and dining.

On July 2nd, 2003, when the International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver as the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, an incredible honor and responsibility was also bestowed upon Whistler. Along with Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb and the community of Whistler became an official Olympic venue.
The resort of Whistler was in fact born on an Olympic dream. Franz Wilhelmsen, the man who opened Whistler for skiing in the 1960's, did so in the hopes of hosting the Games here. In the following years, some Whistlerites have been a part of the Games as athletes, spectators and organizers. Now, everyone in Whistler will have the unique chance to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Whistler is looking ahead to 2010 Olympics
2008 to 2009-> "Test events" get underway in Whistler and Vancouver. 2009-> Tickets become available for the Games. 2009-> The Olympic flame relay from Olympia, Greece begins. 2010-> January 15: The Olympic Arts Festival begins. 2010-> February 12 to 28: The Olympic Winter Games. 2010-> March 12 to 21: The Paralympic Winter Games.
Whistler Blackcomb

FLETCHER WINS BRONZE IN PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM, GORGONE 22nd BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 23) - Three-time Olympian Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, AK) earned her first career medal by winning the bronze in Thursday's parallel giant slalom. Michelle Gorgone (Sudbury, MA) finished 22nd as Swiss rider Daniela Meuli won the gold.
PETERSON FINISHES SEVENTH IN AERIALS FINALS SAUZE d'OULX, Italy (Feb. 23) - Jeret Peterson (Boise, ID) placed seventh in Thursday night's Olympic aerials finals in Sauze d'Oulx. China's Xiaopeng Han won gold.
FRIDAY'S SLALOM CONCLUDES WOMEN'S ALPINE EVENTS SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 23) - Stacey Cook (Truckee, CA), Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) and Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) will compete for the U.S. in Friday's giant slalom, the final women's alpine event of the 2006 Olympics.
PRIMARY INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES http://www.usskiteam.com http://www.ussnowboarding.com http://www.usocpressbox.org
US Ski Team


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